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Area Code 718

Where Is Area Code 718?

Updated: December 28th 2017

Area code 718 is the area code for the New York boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx, and the Marble Hill section of Manhattan. Area code 718 is located in the Eastern Time Zone and covers Bronx County, Kings County, Queens County, and Richmond County. Area code 718 was put into service on September 1, 1984, and was created from a split of area code 212. On October 1, 1999, area code 718 was overlaid with area code 347.

Brooklyn lies at the southwestern end of Long Island and is the most populous borough of New York City. In terms of land area, Brooklyn is the second largest borough of New York City. Brooklyn’s water borders include The Narrows, Jamaica Bay, Upper New York Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and the East River. Going back in history, the area was originally inhabited by the Lenape until the Dutch arrived in the 17th century. The Dutch named the settlement Breuckelen and founded six towns: Gravesend, Brooklyn Heights, Flatlands, Flatbush, New Utrecht, and Bushwick. Eventually the area was turned over to the English in 1664 and the six Old Dutch towns became Kings County in 1683. In 1776, Brooklyn was the site of the Battle of Long Island. Brooklyn was incorporated as a village in 1817, incorporated as a city in 1834, and then consolidated into the City of Greater New York in 1898. The Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883, connecting the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Brooklyn has a population of 2,504,700 and the racial makeup of the borough is 42.8% White, 34.3% Black, 19.8% Hispanic, and 10.5% Asian (2010 Census).

Brooklyn has a high degree of linguistic diversity and many of its neighborhoods are becoming increasingly diverse. When it comes to the economy, Brooklyn has moved from a manufacturing-based to a service-based economy. Brooklyn is home to many banks and credit unions and high technology start-up companies. More than half of Brooklyn’s employed residents work outside the borough in nearby Manhattan; 60% of all households do not have automobiles so the majority travels to work by way of the subway. Brooklyn has two major professional sports teams: the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Islanders. When it comes to American culture, Brooklyn has played a major role in literature, cinema, and theater. With so many things to do and see in Brooklyn, major points of interest include the Brooklyn Bridge, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, the Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Transit Museum, and the Barclays Center. Annual events in Brooklyn include the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, the Labor Day Carnival, and the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival.

Major Cities In Area Code 718

Brooklyn

Queens

Staten Island

The Bronx

Queens lies at the far western portion of Long Island and is the largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City. Queens is the birthplace of Donald Trump, the current President of the United States. Going back in history, the area was settled in 1635 by Dutch and English settlers. In 1683, Queens was established as one of the original 12 counties of New York. Queens was incorporated as a borough of New York City in 1898. Today Queens has a population of 2,230,722 and the racial makeup of the borough is 39.7% White, 27.5% Hispanic, 22.9% Asian, and 19.1% African American (2010 Census). Queens is home to many diverse neighborhoods, with the cuisine of that neighborhood often representing its demographics. When it comes to the economy, Queens has the most diversified economy of the five boroughs; employment sectors include health care, manufacturing, construction, education, transportation, and retail trade. Two major New York City airports are located in Queens: JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport. When it comes to sports, Queens is home to the New York Mets, whose home ballpark is the Citi Field. Queens has played an important role in African-American culture; Queens was an important center of jazz and many notable hip-hop acts come from Queens. Points of interest in Queens include the Gantry Plaza State Park, the Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the Louis Armstrong House Museum, the Queens Zoo, the Queens Museum, the New York Hall of Science, and the Noguchi Museum.

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